eK Space is a taller variant of eK Wagon

eK Space is a taller variant of eK Wagon

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's minicar joint venture with Nissan has announced a new 'super height wagon' model which MMC will sell as the eK Space in Japan from the beginning of 2014.

It's the second passenger minicar model planned and developed by the NMKV joint venture following the eK Wagon and eK Custom models which were launched in Japan last June.

Comfort and convenience features include a rear circulator which cycles the air throughout the cabin to provide a comfortable interior atmosphere for the rear occupants, a touch-operated electric sliding rear door, UV-reducing glass that shuts out 99% of UV light, and touch panel-operated air conditioning.

The eK Space will be displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show in November.

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Tokyo, October 03, 2013
New Passenger Minicar to be named eK Space
-Super height wagon to debut in showrooms in the beginning of 2014-
Tokyo, October 3, 2013 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announced its new super height wagon*1 minicar will be named eK Space. Images of the eK Space and the eK Space Custom, both planned for launch in Japan in the beginning of 2014, have also been revealed.
 
The eK Space is the second passenger minicar model planned and developed by the MMC and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. joint venture NMKV Co., Ltd., following the eK Wagon and eK Custom models which were launched in Japan in June of this year. The new model has been christened eK Space to reflect a super height wagon minicar with a spacious and comfortable cabin.
 
 
eK Space (front)   eK Space Custom (front)
 
The eK Space was developed to an "enjoyable, spacious, satisfying"*2 concept. Inheriting the beyond-its-class premium quality feel that has won the eK Wagon and eK Custom high acclaim, the eK Space brings an increase in cabin volume with an interior height that rivals the leaders in its class. Comfort and convenience features that enhance the ride experience of both driver and occupants include: a rear circulator which cycles the air throughout the cabin to provide a comfortable interior atmosphere for the rear occupants, a touch-operated electric sliding rear door, UV-reducing glass that shuts out 99% of UV light, and touch panel-operated air conditioning.
 
The eK Space will be exhibited at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013*3 from November 20 through December 1.
 
*1: Minicars with an overall height of 1,700 mm or more.
*2: Enjoyable: Easy driving and easy entry and exit make for more enjoyable daily use.
Spacious: Generous interior space that maximizes the interior dimension limits of the minicar class.
Satisfying: Premium quality feel and sense of satisfaction that goes beyond the common perception of minicars.
*3: For more information: http://www.tokyo-motorshow.com/en/ (English)

 

Original source: MMC

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